Admissions statistics for Medical School Applicants

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To: Whom It May Concern (University of Cambridge Medical School)
From: Stanley Moore
Re: Request (Freedom of Information Act)
Date: Monday 3nd July 2023

Dear Sir/Madam,
Good Morning

I hope this email finds you well. I am a prospective international student planning to apply for medical school in the UK this year. I would like to get them as much information as possible on what I will need to decide where to apply and for my application. It would be greatly appreciated if under the Freedom of Information Act, you could please provide answers to the following questions for your 2022 and 2021 intake of students to your medical undergraduate programme. The most important answers to me are the UKCAT and BMAT ones, but as much information as possible would be greatly appriciated.

UKCAT and BMAT
• What was your BMAT cut off scores? (or if no set cut-off, what was the lowest score an interview was offered for?)
• What was your UCAT cut off scores? (or if no set cut-off, what was the lowest score an interview was offered for?)
• What was your average BMAT scores?
• What was your average UCAT scores?
• What was your highest and lowest score for BMAT that received an offer?
• What was your highest and lowest score for UCAT that received an offer?

Grades
• What was the average profile of a successful student for their GCSE results?
• For successful candidates, what were their predicated A level grades?
• Achieved A level results- how many students were offered places based on Achieved A level results (i.e. those on gap years)?
• Deferred entries- how many deferred entries were made?
• AS results- what was the average successful AS profile ?

Admission statistics for international students
• How many applications did you receive each year for the course?
• How many interviews did you offer each year for the course?
• How many offers did you give to local students?
• How many offers did you give to International students?
• How many International students did you accept without any pre-A level qualification (i.e. GCSE/IGCSE but only on the basis of their school transcripts, as for countries like Russia, China and Hong Kong, there are no pre-A level examinations).
• Will IGCSE be weighted the same way as GCSE since it has no longer been regulated by OFQUAL from April 2020?
• What are your English language, GCSE and A-level requirements?

Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best Wishes,
Stanley Moore

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